Black Hills reveals first-quarter income

South Dakota-based energy company Black Hills has announced that, for first-quarter 2010, income from continuing operations improved 23 per cent to $31.4m (£21m), or $0.81 per share, compared with income from continuing operations for first-quarter 2009 of $25.6m, or $0.66 per share.

Net income for the three months ending 31 March 2010 was $31.4m, or $0.81 per share, compared with net income of $26.4m, or $0.68 per share, for the same period in 2009.